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(Virtual) Historic Resources: Repton in America—Connecting the Picturesque Landscape to the American Freeway

May 2020 HRC

Image: Paul Daniel Marriott PhD.

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU AIA credits are available

Happy Preservation Month! Our May HRC meeting will focus on historic roads. Led by educator Dan Marriott, PhD, we will "tour" and explore the relationship between the 18th-century English landscape designer Humphry Repton (1752-1818) and the design of the American freeway. We will consider Repton's pioneering theories on mobility in the landscape and the influence he had on Andrew Jackson Downing, Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Elliot in the design and planning of Boston and other American cities.

Paul Daniel Marriott, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Saving Historic Roads -- the standard reference for historic road preservation in the United States.